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2010-09-29 09:10:00

Truthy.indiana.edu to search, identify smear tactics, Twitter-bombs through November election runup Astroturfers, Twitter-bombers and smear campaigners need beware this election season as a group of leading Indiana University information and computer scientists yesterday unleashed Truthy.indiana.edu, a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and crowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...

2010-03-23 07:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Judson Laipply, YouTube Celebrity, will appear at the Digital Dealer Conference and Exposition after Adam Boalt's presentation on the "Evolution of a Social Media Dealer" at 4:30 p.m. on April 21st. Adam Boalt, the President and Founder of GOSO, sponsored Laipply's performance. This year's conference will have a large focus on social media. "I thought it would be fitting to bring the most viral video of all time to Digital Dealer," said Adam Boalt....

2009-11-10 09:00:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Back by popular demand, the Elves have returned! To kick-off the holiday season, OfficeMax® (NYSE: OMX) announced today the return of its free holiday e-greeting, ElfYourself.com, the most popular viral experience in web history. Powered by the leader in personalized online entertainment, JibJab Media Inc., ElfYourself.com will again delight millions of consumers around the world enabling them to create free...

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2009-09-22 09:15:00

Parents, get ready to say OMG and watch your teens roflol. This will prolly comes as a bit of a shock to UR system, but findings from a group of University of Alberta researchers show that language commonly used in instant messaging has no effect on your child's spelling abilities. If anything, says study author Connie Varnhagen, using language variations commonly used in instant messaging and texting is actually a good sign. Varnhagen's findings come from a class-based study that was...

2009-05-23 14:22:27

A spokesman for the video-sharing Web site YouTube, based in California, says a prank has left the site with scores of pornographic videos. The unidentified spokesman said hackers placed thousands of pornographic videos on the Web site by misleadingly tagging the adult videos with the names of popular musical acts, The Daily Telegraph (Britain) said Friday. Among the musical acts whose names were used in the online prank were Disney performers Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers. YouTube is...

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2009-05-11 08:29:45

NBC has announced plans to air a new prime-time U.S. special Saturday Night Live Just Shorts this month. SNL cast member Andy Samberg is to serve as host of the program, which will feature some of the sketch comedy show's most popular short films. The special is slated to air May 17 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on NBC. It's great to be able to show all these great (shorts) from the past to a generation that is not familiar with them, Samberg said in a statement. For me to do hosting segments...

2009-04-23 04:30:00

The Story of Britain's Got Talent: Susan Boyle's Video & What Law Firms and Other Professional Services Firms Can Learn From It RYE and TRIBECA, N.Y., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- One week after its post on YouTube, over 37 million people watched a heartwarming viral video where a not-so-glamorous, yet charming, 47 year-old Scottish woman swept critics' hearts on "Britain's Got Talent," the UK's version of "American Idol." This video is compelling and "viral" because it has five distinctive...

2009-03-16 10:30:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off his record-breaking album Incredibad, SNL star Andy Samberg is set to host the eighteenth annual MTV MOVIE AWARDS, premiering LIVE on MTV, Sunday May 31st from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. This is Samberg's first time hosting the awards show, while Emmy Award(R) winning producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) returns for the third year as executive producer. With the legendary golden popcorn up for grabs in such...

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2009-03-16 19:28:12

Andy Samberg has been named host of the 18th annual MTV Movie Awards show, to be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, MTV said Monday. The prize presentation, set to premiere live on MTV May 31, will mark the Saturday Night Live star's debut as MTV Movie Awards show host. Andy's connection with the MTV audience is so strong ... it's electric, Stephen Friedman, general manager of MTV, said in a statement. The Lonely Island's digi-shorts are genius. We can't wait to see what...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.